1044. John LEAVENS *Sr.
(267)(268) was born about
1582 in England. He died on 16 Nov 1647 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. John and
Elizabeth arrived in Boston on board the "William and Francis" on 5
June 1632. They settled in Roxbury, outside Boston, and because they were of
the "less affluent", they were alloted 6 acres of land. On 4 March
1634, John took the oath of freeman in Boston. Elizabeth was bedridden when they
arrived in America and died in 1638; John was 57 years old. Within a year he
married Racheal Wright of Roxbury and they proceeded to build a family. John
was 63 years old when Racheal had the twins. Roxbury Church records indicate
John died "an ancient godly christian, dyed of dead palsie". The
widow received the homestead, located on Dorcester Road in Roxbury and valued
at about 100 pounds, by act of General Court, 13 August 1648 (Boston Probate
Records). He was married to Rachel WRIGHT * on 5 Jul 1639 in Roxbury, Suffolk
1045. Rachel WRIGHT *
(269) was born about 1618. She died after 1680 in Roxbury, Suffolk
Co., MA. Children were:
John LEAVENS *Jr..
(271) was born on 16 Apr 1642 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. He died
on 25 Aug 1675 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. James Leavens, at age 33, while
serving in King Phillips War, was killed in a skirmish with Indians at Hadley
on the Connecticut River, referred to as "the exposed frontier".
James and his brother Andrew were both at Hadley that fateful day both part
of the quota from Roxbury.
Peter LEAVENS(272) died on 15 Jan
1644/45 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. He was born on 11 Sep 1644 in Roxbury,
Suffolk Co., MA. Peter and Andrew Leavens were twins.
(274) was born on 11 Sep 1644 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. He died
on 19 Feb 1698 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Andrew and Peter Leavens were twins.
He and his brother James served in King Phillips War and were at Hadley when
James was killed by Indians. They were both part of the quota from Roxbury.
After his enlistment was up he stayed in Hadley and did not return to Roxbury.
It was there that Andrew became freeman on 8 Feb 1678. He was not a land owner,
nor married, but appears to have stayed a soldier until his death at age 53.
Rachel LEAVENS(275) was born on
2 Aug 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA.